Lars Olsen

Øverby, Buskerud, Norway

The Life of Lars

When Lars Olsen was born in 1760, in Øverby, Buskerud, Norway, his father, Ola Ivarsen, was 50 and his mother, Lisbet Nilsdatter, was 40.

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Ola Ivarsen
Lisbet Nilsdatter
Ivar Olsen
Bertha Olsen
Berthe Olesdatter
Nils Olsen
Torstein Olsen
Lars Olsen
Ingeborg Olsdatter
Ivar Olsen

Parents and Siblings



    Ivar Olsen


    Berthe Olesdatter





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World Events (3)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

Age 41

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.
1810 · Vaccinations

Age 50

Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33
1810 · Ole Bull

Age 50

Eminent Norwegian violinist and composer. Renown Norwegian violinist and composer who toured multiple times in the US. Family friend with Edvard Grieg.

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Olaf, Olav (Old Norse Óláfr, Ólafr, variant Óleifr, earlier Anleifr, from proto-Scandinavian elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir’, ‘descendant’). Olaf has always been one of the most common Scandinavian names; it continued to be popular in the Middle Ages, in part as a result of the fame of St. Olaf, King of Norway, who brought Christianity to his country c.1030 . This surname, the second most common in Norway, is also established in England, notably in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.2 German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Sigdal og Eggedal Gard og Slekt II, by Andreas Morch, 1954, pp 107, 109 and 110. See Microfiln #0247887
  • LARS OLSEN, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Lars Olsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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